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Henderson Approves Teen Curfew

Posted February 27, 2007

— The Henderson City Council voted Monday in favor of a teen curfew.

Many residents pushed for the curfew, saying teenagers keep them up at night and vandalize property.

The curfew, which applies to teens 15 years old and younger, will be from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. on weekdays and 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. on Friday and Saturday.

The curfew takes effect on April 2.

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  • MohawkinNC Feb 28, 2007

    Hold the PARENTS responsible,for the kids action.take their property,beat the parents,wreck their property OR,ADD THE DAMAGE TO THE PARENTS TAX BILL

  • Lizard Paw Feb 27, 2007

    Get rid of the public school system. That's where they learn to act stupid. Keep them locked up after dark unless they're with their parents.

  • Lulli Feb 27, 2007

    Parents should implement their own curfews for their kids, asking them to come home at a decent hour. If this were being done, curfews wouldn't have to be imposed by municipalities. We, as parents, should take responsibility for our children and know where they are, who they are with, and what they are doing.

  • sick and tired Feb 27, 2007

    I have lived in Knightdale my whole life (that is a long time) and I take offense to "dndunn"s sister moving from Knightdale because of the crime??? Give me a break, that is crazy. Where in Knightdale did your sister live?

  • Munchie Feb 27, 2007

    I agree with XX...there is supposed to be a curfew in Hope Mills (Fayetteville area) and I see kids out after the curfew when I visit my fam.

  • Here kitty kitty Feb 27, 2007

    Good luck Henderson. I live near Knightdale and am glad to have the curfew. I think it has helped.

  • Tarheeljunior Feb 27, 2007

    Knightdale passed a curfew to decrease teen vandalism and such, and it dodn't help. My sister still moved out of Knightdale and back to Fuquay to get away from the crime. Good luck Henderson, but this isn't goin to solve anything.

  • theroadislong Feb 27, 2007

    Are these people even using their heads??? 15 year olds and younger, shouldn't be out at 10:00 or 11:00 anyways. And city curfews are rarely enforced so, we'll see what happens.

  • Crumps Br0ther Feb 27, 2007

    Get off my lawn!